The postpartum period is divided into two parts. The first part lasts 9 days and the second, that comes after it, lasts 6 weeks.
The postpartum bleeding is called lochia and can last up to 6 weeks. It is strongest in the first days after childbirth and is of a brighter color. After that the bleeding gradually weakens and becomes brown, then yellow, and finally of a normal dicharge color.
After 6 weeks, when the lochia ends, the perinatal period is done. The perinatal period is the period during pregnancy, childbirth and after giving birth. In Slovenia women have regular medical examinations during this period. We reccomend that during this period you consult with you doctor about protection against unwanted pregnancy.
Which sanitary napkins should I use if/while I have stiches on my crotch area?
Just for the perinatal period we have developed special sanitary napkins, Lunay Retro, the gentlest sanitary napkins, made from 100 % natural cotton. Later on you can use normal Lunay sanitary napkins or pantyliners, which are also made from 100 % natural cotton.
How long after childbirth does a woman regain her usual menstruation cycle?
Every woman is unique and different, so there is no common rule. The time is influenced by hormones, therefore some new mothers don’t have regular menstruation during breast-feeding. Menstruation can occur at any time after the lochia.
I have an 8 month old child. I had my period once, 3 months ago, and then not anymore. Is this normal?
This is perfectly normal. Don’t worry, the menstrual cycle will get regulated by itself.
Can I get pregnant after giving birth, even if I don’t have my menstruation?
Of course, so make sure you use proper protection. Even if you don’t have your period, you can get pregnant if you ovulate.
Can I use tampons again after childbirth?
After the perinatal period, when the first menstruation after childbirth occurs, you can use tampons again. We suggest that you use tampons made from 100 % natural cotton, such as Lunay tampons.